A GRP camper for nine consecutive years, Blake’s love of not only the natural world but also visual art was born in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina. Throughout his time as a camper, he participated in everything from archery to creative writing with great joy. Blake’s favorite memories from his time as a camper were the wonderful friends he made and the confidence he gained from being a part of such a loving community. Blake now attends School of the Art Institute of Chicago, working on obtaining his BFA with a focus in photography. After spending almost five years away from his Green River Preserve family, Blake returns for his first summer working as a counselor. For him, being a counselor is an opportunity he could not be more thankful for!